The Indian Christian Marriage Act `1872

An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the solemnization in India of the marriages of Christians.
1872
List of Chapters & Sections
  1. All sections

  2. 1
     Short title
  3. 2
     [Repealed.]
  4. 3
     Interpretation-clause
  5. 4
     Marriages to be solemnized according to Act
  6. 5
     Persons by whom marriages may be solemnized
  7. 6
     Grant and revocation of licenses to solemnize marriages
  8. 7
     Marriage Registrars
  9. 8
     [Omitted.]
  10. 9
     Licensing of persons to grant certificates of marriage between Indian Christians
  11. 10
     Time for solemnizing marriage
  12. 11
     Place for solemnizing marriage
  13. 12
     Notice of intended marriage
  14. 13
     Publication of such notice
  15. 14
     Notice of intended marriage in private dwelling
  16. 15
     Sending copy of notice to Marriage Registrar when one party is a minor
  17. 16
     Procedure on receipt of notice
  18. 17
     Issue of certificate of notice given and declaration made
  19. 18
     Declaration before issue of certificate
  20. 19
     Consent of father, or guardian, or mother
  21. 20
     Power to prohibit by notice issue of certificate
  22. 21
     Procedure on receipt of notice
  23. 22
     Issue of certificate in case of minority
  24. 23
     Issue of certificates to Indian Christians
  25. 24
     Form of certificate
  26. 25
     Solemnization of marriage
  27. 26
     Certificate void if marriage not solemnized within two months
  28. 27
     Marriages when to be registered
  29. 28
     Registration of marriages solemnized by Clergymen of Church of England
  30. 29
     Quarterly returns to Archdeaconry
  31. 30
     Registration and returns of marriages solemnized by Clergymen of Church of Rome
  32. 31
     Registration and returns of marriages solemnized by Clergymen of Church of Scotland
  33. 32
     Certain marriages to be registered in duplicate
  34. 33
     Entries of such marriages to be signed and attested
  35. 34
     Certificate to be forwarded to Marriages Registrar, copied and sent to Registrar General
  36. 35
     Copies of certificates to be entered and numbered
  37. 36
     Registrar to add number of entry to certificate, and send to Registrar General
  38. 37
     Registration of marriages between Indian Christians, by persons referred to in clauses (1), (2) and (3) of section 5
  39. 38
     Notice of intended marriage before Marriage Registrar
  40. 39
     Publication of notice
  41. 40
     Notice to be filed and copy entered in Marriage Notice Book
  42. 41
     Certificate of notice given and oath made
  43. 42
     Oath before issue of certificate
  44. 43
     Petition to High Court to order certificate in less than fourteen days
  45. 44
     Consent of father or guardian
  46. 45
     Petition where person whose consent is necessary is insane, or unjustly withholds consent
  47. 46
     Petition when Marriage Registrar refuses certificate
  48. 47
     [Omitted.]
  49. 48
     Petition when Registrar doubts authority of person forbidding
  50. 49
     Liability for frivolous protest against issue of certificate
  51. 50
     Form of certificate
  52. 51
     Solemnization of marriage after issue of certificate
  53. 52
     When marriage not had within two months after notice, new notice required
  54. 53
     Marriage Registrar may ask for particulars to be registered
  55. 54
     Registration of marriages solemnized under part V
  56. 55
     Certificates to be sent monthly to Registrar General
  57. 56
     [Omitted.]
  58. 57
     Registrars to ascertain that notice and certificate are understood by Indian Christians
  59. 58
     Indian Christians to be made to understand declarations
  60. 59
     Registration of marriages between Indian Christians
  61. 60
     On what conditions marriages of Indian Christians may be certified
  62. 61
     Grant of certificate
  63. 62
     Keeping of register-book and deposit of extracts therefrom with Registrar General
  64. 63
     Searches in register-book and copies of entries
  65. 64
     Books in which marriages Indian Christians under Part I or Part III are registered
  66. 65
     Part VI not to apply to Roman Catholics
  67. 66
     False oath, declaration, notice or certificate for procuring marriage
  68. 67
     Forbidding, by false personation issue of certificate by Marriage Registrar
  69. 68
     Solemnizing marriage without due authority
  70. 69
     Solemnizing marriage out of proper time, or without witnesses
  71. 70
     Solemnizing without notice or within fourteen days after notice, marriage with minor
  72. 71
     Issuing certificate, or marrying, without publication of notice; Marrying after expiry of notice; Solemnizing, marriage with minor within fourteen days, without authority of Court, or without sending copy of notice; issuing certificate against authorized prohibitio
  73. 72
     Issuing certificate after expiry of notice, or, in case of minor, within fourteen days after notice, or against authorized prohibition
  74. 73
     Persons authorized to solemnize marriage (other than Clergy of Churches of England, Scotland or Rome); issuing certificate, or marrying, without publishing notice, or after expiry of certificate; issuing certificate for, or solemnizing, marriage with minor, within fourteen days after notice; issuing certificate authorizedly forbidden; solemnizing marriage authorizedly forbidden
  75. 74
     Unlicensed person granting certificate pretending to be license
  76. 75
     Destroying or falsifying register-book
  77. 76
     Limitation of prosecutions under Ac
  78. 77
     What matters need not be proved in respect of marriage in accordance with Ac
  79. 78
     Corrections of errors
  80. 79
     Searches and copies of entrie
  81. 80
     Certified copy of entry in marriage register, etc., to be evidenc
  82. 81
     Certificates of certain marriages to be sent to Central Government
  83. 82
     State Government to prescribe fees
  84. 83
     Power to make rule
  85. 84
     Omitted.
  86. 85
     Power to declare who shall be District Judg
  87. 86
     Omitted
  88. 87
     Saving of Consular marriage
  89. 88
     Non-validation of marriages within prohibited degrees